Ryder Cup fan whose eye exploded after being hit by golf ball says gawping spectators took photos instead of helping

THE Ryder Cup fan whose eyeball exploded after being struck by a wayward Brooks Koepka tee shot has claimed that spectators took photos of her horror injury – instead of calling for help.

French supporter Corine Remande has been left blind in her right eye after being struck by the American's drive.

 Corine Remande has been left blind in her right eye after being hit in the face by a ball

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Corine Remande has been left blind in her right eye after being hit in the face by a ball
 Remande, 49, was struck by a wayward tee shot from American golfer Brooks Koepka

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Remande, 49, was struck by a wayward tee shot from American golfer Brooks Koepka

The 49-year-old had travelled from Egypt with her partner to watch the Ryder Cup, where she was hit in the face on the sixth hole on the opening day of the tournament.

She has since said she could have been killed in the incident, and plans to sue the organisers after being told she has suffered long-term damage.

The golf fan has now revealed how gawping supporters seemed disinterested as blood poured down her face as she lay on the ground.

Remande said: "Before being moved, in a big mess, I was afraid of being trampled because Tiger Woods was coming and the crowd was growing around us.

 Koepka has revealed he has been left heartbroken after learning the news of Remande's injury

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Koepka has revealed he has been left heartbroken after learning the news of Remande's injury
 Remande is planning to sue Ryder Cup organisers after her eyeball exploded on the opening day of the tournament

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Remande is planning to sue Ryder Cup organisers after her eyeball exploded on the opening day of the tournament

"What shocked me too was that the spectators were taking pictures of me, but no one was calling for help."

She also stressed organisers failed to shout "fore" to let people know of an incoming wayward shot, despite the Ryder Cup stating they had.

She added: "They did not [shout fore]. To make a show, the organisers moved the tees forward on the sixth hole to allow the big hitters to reach the green in one shot.

"Without warning the spectators, the public cannot see the players and anticipate and protect themselves. That's why I'm angry.

American golf star Brooks Koepka hits woman fan on the sixth hole of the Ryder Cup

"We have now filed a complaint in order to have answers to our questions, to challenge all the organisers on behalf of the safety of the public."

Koepka has spoken of the grief he feels from causing the injury to Remande, and said he has been left heartbroken upon finding out the news.

Ryder Cup 2018: Brooks Koepka ‘left shaken’ with woman left bloodied after being hit in head by wayward tee shot

THE Ryder Cup fan whose eyeball exploded after being struck by a wayward Brooks Koepka tee shot has claimed that spectators took photos of her horror injury – instead of calling for help.